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click here to view Adult Basic Education/Literacy Best Practices Webinar details

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Friday, April 24, 2020: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm (SCECHs approved)

This presentation will focus on targeting the barriers of low-level ABE and ESL learners.  The presentations throughout the day will include instructional strategies for equipping instructors with the academic resources to help learners succeed in workplace literacy skills and foundational skills. The second half of the presentation will focus on career navigation tools and resources to help program participants be successful.  Equip your team with the templates and tools necessary to help participants find career and education success while navigating the barriers before them. 

SCECHs available.

 Part 1: 10:00am-12:00pm: The presentations throughout the day will include instructional strategies for equipping instructors with the academic resources to help learners succeed in workplace literacy skills and foundational skills.

Part 2: 1:00pm-3:00pm: The second half of the presentation will focus on career navigation tools and resources to help program participants be successful.  Equip your team with the templates and tools necessary to help participants find career and education success while navigating the barriers before them.  

Michael Evans is Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) and has been with the organization since August 2010. He is charged with bringing area adult literacy programs together to better coordinate services for adults wanting to learn how to read or improve their literacy skills. He works daily to raise awareness of adult literacy issues in the community and to gather more support to this cause.

SCECHs and Food:

Breakfast and lunch will be served with coffee, water and tea. SCECHs available. 

 


click here to view CASAS Connection: E-CASAS Troubleshooting Workshop details

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This interactive session and training with trouble shoot best practices and resources for CASAS TopsPro users.  This hands-on training experience with some of local users sharing what they do and helping with others to ensure you are utilizing the maximum capacity of the system.  In addition we will share how different programs incorporate the E-CASAS system into their registration process to ensure timeliness and accuracy.  We will also touch upon ensuring how programs use E-CASAS in compliance with the Michigan Adult Education Reporting System (MAERS).   Be sure to bring your CASAS login information. 


click here to view District & Vendor Membership details

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  • $0 - $698

Available

Membership will include:  Free webinars; membership to COABE; discount on Fall Conference and workshops; monthly Topic Friday meetings; membership directory and job posting.

Professional Membership $275 includes:  Full or Part Time Administrators (Principal, Director, Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator, CEO, Consultant).
Associate Membership $99 includes:  Special for 2019-20!  $99 for one membership plus a second membership free if paid by July 31st.
August 1st the second Associate Membership is $49.50.
  Teachers, Program Assistants and directly related support staff.  Also includes Retirees no longer working in the field. (Just pay for one member and email macaeoffice@gmail.com with the names of the level two members).

Vendor Membership $499 includes:  Access to the MACAE annual membership directory, listing and link on MACAE's website, 10% discounts on all conference and workshop exhibit space.



click here to view E-CASAS Summer Training details

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Join practitioners from across the state in a one-day training on E-CASAS.  Share best practices, ideas and review introductory procedures for implementation.  The morning session will review the basic:  overview of the system, adding classes, registering students, etc.  The afternoon will be used to brainstorm best practices and for more advanced/experienced staff.

click here to view Fall Conference Registration details

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Come be a special part of our Annual Fall Conference.  This is a great opportunity to meet with directors, instructors and vendors of adult, alternative, ESL, literacy, and community education (early childhood, before/after school, enrichment and recreation programs) and Workforce.  



MACAE Fall Conference 2019
October 16-18, 2019 @ the beautiful Crystal Mountain.
Look forward to seeing you this FALL!

click here to view Fall Conference Vendor Registration details

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Click here for exhibitor information!

Please Join Us!

MACAE invites you to be a special part of annual Fall Conference as an exhibitor.  This is a great opportunity for your team to meet with directors and instructors of adult, alternative, ESL, literacy and community education (early childhood, before/after school, enrichment and recreation programs) and Workforce development.  

The conference will be held at the Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI.

MACAE Fall Conference 2019
October 16-18, 2019 @ the beautiful Crystal Mountain.
Look forward to seeing you this FALL!



click here to view Google Boot Camp details

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In this session, you will receive a deep dive professional development training on Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Applied Digital Skills is a free, online and video-based curriculum that you can use in the classroom with your students to teach them the basic digital skills needed for today’s evolving job market.

 

The curriculum has hundreds of hours of lessons that you can choose from, including how to send an email, make a resume, search for a job, plan an event, and even create a business plan. It also includes free resources like student progress tracking and assignment submission. By the end of this session, you will be able to leverage the curriculum in the classroom with your students. 

Important Pre-Work: Please come to this session with a Google account. To make a new Google account for free, go to https://accounts.google.com/signup.


click here to view Grant Writing Workshop 101 details

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Cost: $45 for MACAE Members; $100 for Non-Members. SCECHs pending.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served. 

As administrators, an important part of the educational and nonprofit leadership sector is leveraging funds and monies for program management, improvement and growth.  This full day interactive workshop will explore the many facets of nonprofit and educational grant writing.  Attendees will the learn the concepts of administrative grant writing for their educational entities.  We will discuss basic grant writing techniques and strategies for building effective and sustainable program budgets.

Elizabeth Barton, Ph.D. is the founder of The Waverly Group-MidWest, an organizational change consulting corporation. Barton tailors her services to meet the unique development goals of clients, working closely with organizations to ensure long-term financial sustainability. She has successfully secured funding for clients from the private and public sector including local, regional, and national foundations and federal agencies. Clients range from modest local nonprofits to organizations with an international presence. Support is provided with grant writing, building public-private partnerships, identifying funding strengths and gaps, prospect research and planning, and fund development training for nonprofit board members and staff.  For nearly 25 years, Dr. Barton has served as an Associate Professor - Research at Wayne State University, teaching courses in human development, creativity, and entrepreneurship. 




click here to view Helping Participants complete the US Census details

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Helping participants complete the US Census (Webinar)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020: 1:00pm-3:00pm (SCECHs approved)

Now more than ever, the importance of what we do is highlighted in providing accessible and equitable education, certified training courses, case management and social services, English language instruction, family literacy and adult skill building. 

This webinar professional development will help program staff plan priorities and share ideas for participants to complete the U.S. Census 2020 and encourage their families to safely, comfortable and importantly complete the Census.  This important survey helps to determine federal allocation of resources, dollars, and investments.  Investments in our local communities, infrastructure, education and social service programs.  

We will share virtual lesson plan opportunities and look at some of the online resources available through the US Census website as well.  

click here to view High School Equivalency- Getting to the Finish Line! details

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This hands-on learning day is presented by practitioners and HSE instructional staff from across the state.  Participants will walk away with best practices, curriculum resources and alignment tools to increase student performance and participation.  The interactive sessions will provide the most current and useful resources to instructional staff and tutors.  Topics will include instructional strategies according to the common subject areas on high school equivalency tests including: Reading and Social Studies and Reading and Writing and Math and Science. 

Light breakfast and lunch will be served with coffee, water and tea. SCECHs available.  All materials will be shared with attendees at the conclusion of the session. 

 

Facilitator:

Kelly Vella, Huron Valley Adult and Alternative Education.

 

Kelly is the Adult Education Program Coordinator at Huron Valley.  In this capacity she oversees many of the administrative functions of the program including student registration, testing resources, curriculum and more.  She is a member of the board of directors for the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education.

 

Cost:

$45 for MACAE Members; $100 for Non-Members (Full day session)

 

SCECHs and Food:

Breakfast and lunch will be served with coffee, water and tea. SCECHs pending.